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Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

Jul 29, 2014

Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

ICHR chief Y Sudershan Rao wants to accurately date the sacred texts. The Marxist historians debate this hindutva version of history. In the middle of this debate, social sciences tend to be the biggest loser. #CultureDecoder #Ramayana #Hindutva #Ramachandra Guha #Devdutt Pattanaik #Mahabharat #open defecation #Dina Nath Batra #INdian COuncil of Historical research #ICHR #Professor Y Sudershan Rao #Salil Tripathi #Y Sudershan Rao #Marxist version of history
Everything's Right in Goa Hardline Hindutva on rise in India's party capital

Jul 29, 2014

Everything's Right in Goa Hardline Hindutva on rise in India's party capital

Never has Goa, otherwise known politically for its trademark, but bizarre, petty defections and musical chair-like ousting of chief ministers, inspired national headlines for two days straight for hardline politics and communally coloured news, like it has in the last two months. #Politics #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Goa #Hindutva #NCP
Hindutva politics in Moradabad Here's how a local dispute turned communal

Jul 29, 2014

Hindutva politics in Moradabad Here's how a local dispute turned communal

Kanth has provided the BJP an opportunity to magnify a local dispute to craft a narrative of the monolith Hindu community arrayed against the unreasonable Muslim community. #Politics #Uttar Pradesh #BJP #PoliticsDecoder #Dalits #Ramzan #Muslims #Moradabad #Mahapanchayat #communal tension #Hindutva politics #Muzaffarnagar #Kanth #Anisurrahman
ISIS and the west: The false search for unity and nationhood

Jul 14, 2014

ISIS and the west: The false search for unity and nationhood

The idea of nationhood as defined by the west, and taken to its logical conclusion by French historian Ernest Renan, is outdated and bound to die an slow death. Nations are likely to remain, but only as administrative units #Islam #ConnectTheDots #Europe #Hindutva #Iraq #Universalism #Being Different #Rajiv Malhotra #differences #ISIS #Unity and Diversity #Ernest Renan #Nationhood

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When Hindutva replaces rational thought in our green movements

Jul 01, 2012

When Hindutva replaces rational thought in our green movements

By using particular icons and tapping specific belief systems, many environmentalists and conservationists reaffirm the worldviews of the dominant caste and religion. Can we preach respect for nature while practicing hegemony over other people? #TheLongView #Hindutva #Vrindavan #International Society for Krishna Consciousness #Tehri dam #Sunderlal Bahuguna
Lessons from the riots in Gujarat

Feb 26, 2012

Lessons from the riots in Gujarat

A riot happens in India when the state steps aside. This happens willfully, because the administration sees benefit in allowing the violence to continue. #Media #Gujarat #ConnectTheDots #Hindutva #Ahmedabad
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